Yellow Belt (9th Gup)
Requirements

Forms

Taeguek Il Jang (1st)  -  Heaven - represents the symbol of “Keon”, one of the 8 Kwaes (divination signs), which means the heaven and “yang”. As the “Keon” symbolizes the beginning of the creation of all things in the universe, so does the Taegeuk 1 jang in the training of Taekwondo. This poomsae is characterized by its easiness in practicing, largely consisting of walking and basic actions, such as low block, inward middle block, middle punch, and front snap kick.  16 moves.
  • Joon Bi
  • Look Left - Turn Left 90° - Left walking stance - Left low block.
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Right middle punch.
  • Look Right - Turn Right 180° degrees - Right walking stance - Right low block.
  • Step forward - Left walking stance - Left middle punch.
  • Look Left - Turn Left 90° degrees - Left front stance - Left low block
  • From the same position - Right reverse middle punch.
  • Look Right - Turn Right 90° degrees - * Right foot steps up into* Right walking stance - Left middle in block
  • Step forward - Left walking stance - Right reverse middle punch.
  • Look Left - Turn Left 180° degrees - Left walking stance - Right middle in block.
  • Step forward - Right walking stance - Left reverse middle punch.
  • Look Right - Turn Right 90° degrees - Right front stance - Right low block.
  • From the same position - Left reverse middle punch .
  • Look Left - Turn Left 90° degrees - *Left foot steps up into* Left walking stance - Left upper block
  • Right foot front snap kick
  • Right walking stance - Right middle punch.
  • Look Right - Turn Right 180° degrees - Right walking stance - Right upper block.
  • Left foot front snap kick
  • Left walking stance - Left middle punch.
  • Look Right - Turn Right 90° degrees - * Left foot steps into* Left front stance - Left low block.
  • Step forward - Right front stance - Right middle punch - !!KIAP!!  
  • Joon Bi



One Step Sparring

There are five Yellow Belt One Steps.  All one steps begin with attacker stepping back into a left front stance + low block and signaling their readiness with a Kiap. Defender starts from Joon Be and signals their readiness with a Kiap. The Attacker steps forward with a single middle section punch...

  1. Step right, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left hand block, open hand.  Right hand middle punch. Left hand upper punch + Ki-ap.

  2. Step forward into a horse stance executing a right hand wrist inward block.  Pull the front foot back so feet are together and back-fist.  Slide the right foot in, supported right elbow to solar plexus + Ki-ap.

  3. Step right, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a left knife hand block + right knife hand strike to neck.  Fake grab head, pull down and bring up left knee + Ki-ap.

  4. Step left, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a right hand block, open hand, grab wrist.  right roundhouse kick to stomach/ribs.  Land right foot, left middle punch to ribs.  Left hand on shoulder, step left foot in front while rolling arm to force opponent downward.  Right hand short punch to temple + Ki-ap.

  5. Step left, inward angle, into a riding horse stance, executing a right hand block, open hand, grab wrist. Left punch to ribs. Switch hands so left hand grabs opponents right wrist.  Roundhouse kick to stomach/chest.  Grab uniform at V.  Right foot sweep + left hand twist + right hand push (but control fall), take opponent to ground.  Pull opponent's wrist up and kick to ribs + Ki-ap.

Free Sparring

One opponent
Demonstrate basic sparring techniques

Board Breaking

One board with Roundhouse (or 45o) Kick, breaking the board with ball of foot.



Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

Conditioning
  • 15 Pushups
  • 15 Crunches/Sit-ups
Stances
  • Transitions between the stances
    • Ready Stance
    • Front Stance
    • Back Stance
    • Walking Stance
Blocks
  • Wrist Inward Block
Kicks
  • Back Pivot Kick
  • Jumping Front Snap Kick
  • Jumping Roundhouse Kick

Punches

  • Knife Hand Outward Strike
  • Knife Hand Inward Strike
General Knowledge 
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Basic sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
Philosophical Goal

Courtesy  (Ye Eui – 예의)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask

  • What is the meaning of Courtesy
  • What is the meaning of Tae Kwon Do


Keon